By Max Baker, CN+R Intern
Week 2 of the school soccer season was crammed with drama. There was an Oregon highway upset over the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes, a disastrous welcome to the Southeastern Convention celebration for Texas and a Stanford beatdown of USC, which led to the firing of Clay Helton, the Trojans’ head coach.
I may write a complete column about these video games, however amid this pleasure have been tales that make faculty soccer so wacky and distinctive. Right here have been my favorites:
The Flying Cat
By now, you’ve most likely seen the video. A grey and white cat in some way made its approach into the stands and much more astonishingly, discovered itself hanging off the sting of the higher deck at Exhausting Rock Stadium in Miami. As followers tried to elevate it again as much as security, the cat fell — dropping what gave the impression to be at the very least 20 ft onto the decrease concourse.
Once I first noticed the video, I gasped. However Craig and Kimberly Cromer, College of Miami season ticket holders, based on The Miami Herald, made the perfect catch of the Appalachian State-Miami soccer sport. They used an American flag to brace the cat’s fall; the feline survived. Another person within the stands then picked up the cat and raised it like Simba from “The Lion King” and followers roared. I’ve by no means seen something prefer it. It could by no means be clear what in the end occurred to the cat, however the band of those who got here collectively to save lots of its life made for an superior second.
How far will one go for love?
There have at all times been quite a few thrilling sports activities proposals. Whether or not it’s at halftime on the 50-yard line, in between innings within the outfield bleachers or the occasional proposal-gone-wrong, they at all times seize an viewers.
Chances are you’ll bear in mind Boise State’s Ian Johnson proposing after its dramatic upset over Oklahoma within the BCS Fiesta Bowl again in 2007. However by no means have I seen something like what Florida State offensive lineman Brady Scott did on Saturday. Moments after the previous faculty soccer powerhouse staff misplaced at dwelling on a Hail Mary to FCS Jacksonville State, he received down on one knee. Fortunately, she mentioned sure. What an terrible evening that might have been. I’m certain he had deliberate this for weeks, however what terrible timing. On Twitter, some followers of the 28-point favorites appeared to not respect Scott’s determination.
Fortunately, he didn’t take it to coronary heart and even posted the hyperlink to his present registry for the marriage.
Brigham Younger ends the drought
Possibly it’s time I point out some precise soccer that was performed on Saturday.
Earlier than BYU performed its in-state rival, Utah, on Saturday evening, it had already been an thrilling week. On Friday, BYU was invited to affix the Huge 12 Convention, a significant transfer for an up-and-coming program. The next day, the Cougars ended their nine-game shedding streak within the Holy Struggle with a 26-17 win at dwelling. The win marked the varsity’s second consecutive win over the Pac-12 after the varsity defeated Arizona in its first sport of the season. Whereas I’m not a BYU fan or have any ties to the varsity, it was cool to see the thrill from the group as they stormed the sector with an early season rivalry victory.
CN+R Intern Max Baker may be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Maxbaker_15.
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